Paging Lu Dort and Chet Holmgren
Chet Holmgren has officially crashed into the rookie wall, in his last two games he scored nine and four points. Four points vs. the Wolves ties Holmgren's season low which last occurred on December 6, against the Houston Rockets. It gets worse, as his last six quarters played, he has only scored four points on 2-13 shooting.
One aspect that is equally concerning regarding Holmgren, because his shooting has been so streaky, he has begun second-guessing his shot choices and making risky passes. Additionally, Holmgren has also been less aggressive, as he blocked only four shots in two games and committed one foul in a three-game span.
Flipping the page to Lu Dort, he is shooting an abysmal 6-30, only 20 percent over his last five games, including 0-7 versus the Wolves. Dort has failed to reach double figures in his last five games, after scoring in double digits in six consecutive games on an impressive 48 percent shooting.
Hopefully Dort and Holmgren's shooting woes are quickly remedied, because a news worthy moment from the Timberwolves contest concerns the Thunder on the injury front, as Jalen Williams left the game with an ankle and or leg injury and Isaiah Joe left the game with an undisclosed injury. If either of those players miss any time, Dort and Holmgren must step up in their potential absense.